As of late this morning, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt said that his quarterback, Jevan Snead, was leaning toward leaving school early.
This afternoon, that lean has turned into a full-blown leap.
In a release issued through the school, Snead announced that he was making himself available for the 2010 NFL draft.
“After much prayer and deliberation, I have decided to forego my final year at Ole Miss and enter the NFL Draft,” Snead said in the statement. “The fans, coaches and my teammates have been unbelievable and I want to thank them for an incredible experience.
“In the end, I had to do what is best for me and my family. Having finished my degree, I look forward to the challenge and hard work that comes with pursuing my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL.”
In leading the Rebels to back-to-back 9-4 seasons, Snead completed just over 55% of his passes and threw 33 interceptions. He also threw 46 touchdowns and 5,394 yards.